FADAA launched as a non-for-profit creative platform which offers meaningful connections between art patrons and artist, offering room for artists to access local spaces in their community.
We have discovered that our collective agility to adapt and evolve with this new threat, is directly related to how we support each other.
They once said living in a city is defined by the daily possibilities for cultural contact, but the ability to connect with others has diminished as the places we dwelled—hotels, restaurants, gym clubs, offices— are inaccessible and emptied of life, and we are mostly confined to four walls. The last few months have been an important reminder that art is about how we take up space. Art is not just about the triumph of the final product—it is about the process of inquiry and discovery that brings with it, a shifting of perspective. We are certainly looking at our world differently now. We are at a point in time where questions of life around the COVID-19 pandemic have shifted from, ‘when will things get back to normal’ to ‘what will the new normal look like?’ We have discovered that our collective agility to adapt and evolve with this new threat, is directly related to how we support each other. Cultural institutions have a mandate, now more than ever, to be rooted in their local communities and to allow artists to sustain their futures during this time.
Cultural institutions have a mandate, now more than ever, to be rooted in their local communities and to allow artists to sustain their futures during this time.
In this spirit, FADAA have shifted the focus to the current global climate by offering artists safe and restricted access to local spaces in order to activate with art, ready for when the world reopens. ‘When the world closed’ will be an exhibition where artists —one at time — are given access to each space for a certain time period, in order to create a site-specific artwork or intervention in response to the theme of the show. Those art spaces can be anywhere – within the four walls in all the spaces that are inaccessible and currently cleared of people or on outside facades and perimeters. We want to give them these spaces, the possibility to reinvent themselves, to rebirth from the chaos, to express themselves differently in a new era.
Artists will be able to sign up to learn more about the local spaces available, and will be provided restricted access in order to activate the space with their creative offering.
- And when the world reopens, Albaih continues, we will be met with a relevant art show featuring several local artists. Art spaces and galleries hold a significant function in our daily lives of giving inspiration and holding beauty, but they also reflect the social functions of wellbeing and creativity for local communities. Let’s bring more creativity into the new world we want to build. Contact us to find out how you can get involved.